Like the US and Europe, China was caught by surprise by the Arab spring and had to abruptly adapt its foreign policy to events. China is learning from events in North Africa and the Middle East. Support for unstable regimes is something that can have a concrete and immediate negative impact on China’s interests abroad. Such situations can also lead to costly evacuations of the growing numbers of Chinese citizens now working for Chinese companies on large-scale projects around the world.
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As China’s economy has grown, so has its international presence in a variety of areas, among which the military and security dimension is particularly important. This paper examines China’s increasingly important role both within Asia and at the global level by examining rhetoric, reality and perceptions.
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